Toulouse Olympique vs St Helens: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

The league’s bottom club takes on the league’s top club today as Toulouse look to pick up their first win of the season in the most unlikely circumstances.

The French side have looked good at home recently pushing both Warrington and Wigan close, but to push St Helens close will take another level entirely.

As for St Helens, hit by a rare injury crisis, they’re expected to continue to be the winning machine they are even despite the long trip to France. Surely, they won’t lose to the bottom club? However, against a team full of French flair, stranger things have happened.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 17:00 UK time.

There’ll be no live coverage but highlights will be available of Super League’s YouTube channel and on BBC’s Super League Show.

Predicted Line-ups

Toulouse Olympique
Toulouse will be forced into one change due to Ellis Robson’s suspension. The Warrington loanee’s absence will most likely see Joseph Paulo return having been named in the 21-man squad last week after a short injury layoff. It’ll be interesting to see if either Mitch Garbutt or Romain Navarrete are recalled. Dominique Peyroux, like Paulo, could play against his former side for the first time.

27 Olly Ashall-Bott
5 Paul Marcon
24 Guy Armitage
21 Chris Hankinson
25 Matty Russell
31 Tony Gigot
7 Lucas Albert
16 Joe Bretherton
14 Eloi Pelissier
10 Harrison Hansen
30 Maxime Stefani
11 Andrew Dixon
13 Anthony Marion
Substitutes
12 Dominique Peyroux
15 Maxime Puech
17 Joseph Paulo
23 Justin Sangare

St Helens
It’s uncharted territory for this St Helens side this weekend. Not only do they make a first trip to Toulouse, they also face a rare mini injury crisis. This Saints side has dominated the league on the back of a seemingly always fit squad, which should be commended. But this week they’ve lost stars Alex Walmsley, Sione Mata’utia, Will Hopoate and Joe Batchelor to injury. Fortunately, Konrad Hurrell is back from a ban so will replace Hopoate at centre with Josh Simm remaining on the wing. As for the pack, last year when Matty Lees was unavailable it was Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook who was called on to start, so expect the same in Alex Walmsley’s absence this week. As for the pair of backrowers, Curtis Sironen will start alongside former St Helens academy captain¬† Sam Royale. On the bench, Kyle Amor and Jake Wingfield will feature.

1 Jack Welsby
2 Tommy Makinson
23 Konrad Hurrell
4 Mark Percival
21 Josh Simm
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Lewis Dodd
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
9 James Roby
10 Matty Lees
16 Curtis Sironen
26 Sam Royale
13 Morgan Knowles
Substitutes
14 Joey Lussick
17 Agnatius Paasi
18 Kyle Amor
19 Jake Wingfield

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